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Finding the right school

Checklist: What to Look For on a Grade School Visit

By Geri Coleman Tucker

Choices abound when it comes to picking the right elementary school for a child with learning and attention issues. This checklist might help you narrow down your list.

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How is the school environment?
What is the staff like?
Does it feel right for my child?
Does it work for me?
What are the academics like?

About the Author

Portrait of Geri Tucker

Geri Coleman Tucker is a freelance writer and editor and a former deputy managing editor for USA Today.

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Portrait of Ginny Osewalt

Ginny Osewalt is certified in elementary and special education, with experience in inclusion, resource room and self-contained settings.

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